JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A Louisville man was charged with murder on Sunday after Jeffersonville Police found a woman shot dead in a home.
Jeffersonville Police said officers were sent to the 1900 block of Viking Court just before 4 a.m. Sunday on the report of a possible homicide.
Once on scene, they found a woman who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
She was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as Josephine Amon, 35, of Jeffersonville.
Neighbors were stunned to learn what happened and surprisingly didn't hear much last night until police arrived.
"I hated to hear it, because most of my dealings with them were seeing them come and go as kids. I just thought that maybe it was something...they just lost their mother. I really didn't know who was involved. It was really sad. I just couldn't imagine what was going on for them," neighbor Heather Haynes said.
During the investigation, the suspect in the case, 37-year-old Marial Wel, was tracked down in Louisville and arrested by LMPD.
He was questioned and later charged with murder.
Neighbors said they didn't see a man around last night or this morning, but were saddened by the homicide. They said the victim and her children lived in the home.
Wel is currently being held at LMDC.
Police say this is the first homicide in Jeffersonville since 2015.